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Recipe Easy Cheesy Slow Cooker Grits

Easy Cheesy Slow Cooker Grits

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Stand time 10 minutes
Total Time 6 hours 15 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Author Melissa Sperka


  • 2 cups yellow stone ground grits
  • 1 32 oz container low sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cups light whipping cream
  • 1 8 oz container Onion & Chive Cream Cheese, softened
  • 2 tsp garlic salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper or to taste
  • 2 ½ cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese divided
  • 2 Tbsp butter


  • Spray the bottom and sides of a 6-quart oval slow cooking lightly with cooking spray.
  • Whisk together the chicken broth, whipping cream, cream cheese, garlic salt and pepper. Add the grits and 2 cups shredded cheese. Mix well.
  • Pour into the slow cooker, stir to evenly distribute the grits.
  • Cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours, stopping to stir periodically (Once after cooking for 2 hours then every hour or so thereafter, if possible) Cook until the grits are tender.
  • Uncover and stir-in butter. Mix until melted. Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top.
  • Let stand uncovered for 10 minutes prior to serving. Grits will thicken further as they cool.